Legislative Council: Thursday, February 08, 2024


Aboriginal Affairs

The Hon. L.A. HENDERSON (15:09): Supplementary: can the minister confirm whether he is saying that there has been no formal body that is the equivalent of the council that has been advising the government on Aboriginal matters since 30 June last year?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:10): The honourable member stated in her question and I replied to her question that the South Australian Aboriginal Advisory Council ceased its formal functions at the end of June last year. As I have said, many members of that body—and many members have been members of that body before—I have appreciated have continued to provide advice to the government.